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As Home Prices Rise, DIY Decorating Trends Soar


The Houston area has seen a steady increase in property values ​​and many homeowners and renters are staying put rather than moving. Do-it-yourself home decor projects are on the rise, and many have big impact for little money.

The walls offer a great canvas to change the atmosphere, sublimate a space or transform a room. While a vibrant paint can is the most obvious solution, we’ve found several unique DIY solutions to transform your wall decor.

First of all, every Houstonian appreciates air conditioning, especially during the summer. But what about those huge stamped metal air conditioning grilles that plug, hiss and catch partial dust? A local company offers an easy upgrade. Decorative wood louvers and laser cut air conditioning grilles fit into old HVAC openings and are ready to paint to blend in with any decor. Lori Machiorlette, president of Worth Home Products, explains, “There are certain hot buttons that are driving detail-oriented homeowners crazy, and that’s a dirty, ugly air conditioning grille. Our customers love the wall makeover. »

Wall decor continues to be a quick and easy upgrade project. In addition to wallpaper, another trend is wall stencils. Traditional Japanese Washi Tape is a nice decorative paper masking tape. It’s thin, durable, made of natural fibers like hemp and bamboo, inexpensive, and comes in hundreds of colors and patterns. The tape is easy to stick to many surfaces. Some favorite patterns are horizontal and vertical stripes, cool geometric grids, and diamond shapes. You can create a dramatic accent wall with some fun Japanese duct tape.

Beyond the walls, lighting is another easy and affordable upgrade. The Instant Pendant Conversion Kit is a quick and easy solution that transforms ordinary can lights into a decorative accent. This patented product screws into the old recessed box and the overhead canopy hides the old light fixture. You can design your own pendant or purchase complete kits. Pendants above kitchen islands, breakfast tables and beds can change the look of a room.

DIY decorating solutions will always be in demand for the creative and/or cost-conscious. Today, with rising interest rates and rising house prices, the mantra “there’s no place like home” seems especially true. So there’s never been a better time to tweak and improve our home sweet homes.

For more information, visit www.worthhp.com.